Self Reliance News Round Up – 2016-07-23

More Than Just Surviving

A Survival and Preparedness Blog

July 2016 EDC Purse Dump
July 23, 2016, 12:45 pm

July 2016 EDC Purse Dump

Around-the-house EDC since we moved into our new flat a couple days ago. Been doing a lot of measuring for potential furniture, a lot of herb gardening (finally have herbs growing in my kitchen!), and constantly have open Pokémon Go on my phone in case there’s anything interesting that happens to come ’round (Caught a Scyther… Read More

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July 2016 EDC Purse Dump, written by Elise Xavier, was created exclusively for readers of the survival blog More Than Just Surviving.

Bearing Arms

Saving Liberty and Lives

Chris Cheng: Rifle 101
July 23, 2016, 11:20 am

  Top Shot Champion Chris Cheng explains for beginner shooters three of the most common types of rifle actions. Firearm instructors and experienced shooters are encouraged to watch and share these tips with newcomers to the shooting sports. Also, check out Chris’ new book, “Shoot to Win: Tips, Tactics and Techniques to Help You Shoot […]


Breaking File-sharing, Copyright and Privacy News

isoHunt Founder Settles with Music Industry for $66 Million
July 23, 2016, 10:59 am

After a decade of lawsuits, the iconic torrent site IsoHunt has settled its last remaining legal dispute. Gary Fung, the Canadian founder of the defunct search engine, has agreed to pay a $66 million settlement to the local music industry group and is glad he can move on with his life.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Massachusetts expands ?assault weapons? ban
July 23, 2016, 8:50 am

MA AG Maura Healey has issued a statement that she will add guns that have been modified to comply with the state’s ban on so-called assault weapons

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Economy In Crisis

Your Economic Report - Daily

What Our Membership in the WTO Has Done to the U.S.
July 23, 2016, 3:00 am

Dozens of laws that we have passed to benefit the American citizens have been struck down by the WTO courts.

Red Beacon Media

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Intro to Prepping ? 101
July 23, 2016, 12:05 am

Intro to Prepping – 101 A step-by-step process to becoming a prepared prepper. Forrest Garvin “”The PreppingAcademy” On this episode Forrest and Kyle begin their “Intro To Prepping 101” series. We’ll also hear more on why they became Preppers and reasons you should too! Whether you’ve been a prepper since the Cuban Missile Crisis, or just … Continue reading Intro to Prepping – 101

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Wolfe’s Blog

Learning to do things yourself.

Why I left the left
July 22, 2016, 3:29 pm

From The Archives: 2008 I’ve been doing some soul searching, and challenging my own beliefs for awhile now. It is this habit that I have had, a mode of self-doubt, that allowed me to not only leave the church, and boldly attest to being a ‘born-again atheist’ (pun intended), as to also realize recently that […]


Bitcoin news, mining, rates and exchanges

Moody’s Clients Working on 120 Blockchain Projects, Report Shows
July 22, 2016, 2:44 pm

As many as 120 blockchain-related projects are being undertaken by governments and companies rated by Moody?s, new data shows.

Homestead Dreamer

Working toward a more self sufficient life and trying to be prepared for the unknown.

5 Ways Homesteading Improves Your Life
July 22, 2016, 11:17 am

If you’re on the fence about homesteading, chances are good that you’ve already thought about this topic. Most people choose to homestead to simplify their lives, slow down, and be more self reliant. There are 5 other ways that homesteading improves your life overall that many don’t consider. Time Slows Down – It’s amazing how […]

Common Sense Homesteading

Using sound judgment to be more self-reliant.

15 Home Remedies for Bug Bites and Stings
July 22, 2016, 7:00 am

It’s that time of year again! Along with fun in the sun, one often ends up dealing with insect bites and stings from mosquitoes, bees, wasps, spiders and all things creepy crawly.  Just this past weekend, I accidentally grabbed a yellowjacket while moving plant trays around in my cold frame.  I never even saw the […]

Survival Based Blog

Survival Based Blog

How to Avoid a Gator Attack
July 22, 2016, 6:40 am

alligator attack

One of the risks of recreating outside is that of encountering animals and possible animal attacks. Those encounters hardly ever go well for the parties involved. Take, for example, the death of a two-year-old boy in Florida after he was attacked by an alligator in June 2016. Not only was the boy killed, but officials also hunted down and killed the animal that was most likely responsible.

However, there are things that parents can do to make sure their children are safe from alligators and other dangerous animals. First of all, it?s important to remember that alligator attacks are still relatively rare. There have only been 24 fatal gator attacks in Florida since 1948. Plus, authorities say that humans, especially young children, are often easily mistaken for prey.

Know the Risks

It?s essential to know what animals you might encounter when heading outside, and more specifically, how to avoid attacks. Alligators, in particular, inhabit freshwater lakes and canals in certain parts of the country. It?s safe to assume that alligators are present in every body of fresh water in Florida and that they travel.

Despite their chunky appearance, alligators can move at speeds up to 20 mph, and they are masters at ambush. They camouflage themselves in the water and can thrust their bodies up to grab prey. Alligators then drag their prey underwater to drown it. They are most active from dusk until dawn, so it makes sense to avoid the shores of lakes and canals during those times.

Avoiding Attacks

The best way to avoid a gator attack is never to approach an alligator or attempt to feed one. Stay as far away as possible and avoid swimming or wading in fresh bodies of water. Always take serious ?no swimming? signs. If you?re close to a lake or pond, keep your eyes out for large swirls in the water, as that?s a sign an alligator is beneath the surface.

Keep children and pets away from the edge of lakes and canals, and don?t allow them to sit or wade in shallow water. Always know where your children are around water and stay close to them.

What to Do During Encounters

If you do encounter an alligator, there are things you can do to avoid an attack. For the most part, humans are able to outrun gators on land. If someone puts up a big enough fight, it?s possible that the gator will let go. Gators try to avoid people, so the more noise you make, the less likely gators will be around.

Always seek immediate medical attention for an alligator bite and report any alligators that are threatening humans or property.

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A.H. Trimble ? Emergency preparedness information for disasters and grid-down

Serious emergency, disaster and grid-down preparedness and prepper information.

Something to think about?
July 22, 2016, 5:00 am

Exposing Modern Mugwumps

by the Christian Zionist

The Hip and Edgy New Right Vs. the Stale and Decadent Old Left
July 22, 2016, 4:20 am

By Jim O’Neill Right-wing culture is to me the only subversive culture that?s going on at the moment. ?The Left has just become this giant boring monolith ? ?ooo we?re so edgy.? The Right-wing culture, conservative culture, is the most … Continue reading

Runamuk Acres Farm & Apiary

Bee-friendly farming for a sustainable tomorrow.

Teaching kids to tolerate insects
July 22, 2016, 3:29 am

I was invited to speak with the children participating in the Solon Summer-Rec program yesterday, so I pulled a couple of frames of bees and their Queen from a hive and put them into the observation hive and my younger son and I went off to talk about bees. Teaching folks about the importance of pollinators is one of the… Read more »

Respectful Insolence

"A statement of fact cannot be insolent." The miscellaneous ramblings of a surgeon/scientist on medicine, quackery, science, and pseudoscience (and anything else that interests him).

An ?open letter? on vaccines deconstructed
July 22, 2016, 12:10 am

I?ve discovered an antivaccine loon I?ve never encountered before. At least, if I have encountered him, I don?t remember it. Basically, it happened this way. Not having found anything that fired me up to blog yet, I was perusing my usual collection of sites, both crank sites (as in antivaccine, quack, and pseudoscience) and medical/scientific…

The Daily Web Log for Prepared Individuals Living in Uncertain Times.

Notes for Friday ? July 22, 2016
July 21, 2016, 10:30 pm

Jully 22nd is the birthday of actor Willem Dafoe (born 1955). Perhaps his best role was in the movie The Hunter, set in Tasmania.

Personal Liberty®

Conservative News and Political Commentary For Your Personal and Financial Freedom

The Twittering of America
July 21, 2016, 10:01 pm

Earlier this week, Twitter permanently suspended the account of Breitbart technology editor Milo Yiannopolous. The battle, a social media schoolyard scrap between actress Leslie Jones of the “Ghostbusters” reboot, turned into inanity in near record time. When the smoke cleared, Yiannopolous?s account was among the casualties, and so was whatever remained of Twitter?s credibility.

Greg Hunter?s USAWatchdog

Connecting the Dots to Give You A Clear Picture of What?s Really Going On

Liars: Cruz, Bush, Kasich Do Not Endorse Trump, Hillary?s Mentor is Communist, Phony Economy Update
July 21, 2016, 9:15 pm

By Greg Hunter?s (WNW 247 7.22.16) Even though former presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and John Kasich signed a pledge to support the GOP candidate for president, none of them are doing it. Cruz gave a speech at the Republican Convention in Cleveland and was booed off the stage for not endorsing Trump. […]

The Burning Platform

Republican Convention: FINAL DAY
July 21, 2016, 4:36 pm

I’ve given some thought to how I would advise Trump today.  Two words:  Be  Likeable. Most Americans are too goddamned stoopid, or have much much too short of an attention span to be bothered with policy details. And you know what the Greatest Sin is in America these days?  Being boring. If at the end … Continue reading “Republican Convention: FINAL DAY”

mirror – Technology

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Drive Lamborghinis in racing sequel and get Pizza Express delivered to your door for the first time
July 21, 2016, 4:00 pm

Our latest Apps of the Week round-up sees us take CSR Racing 2 for a spin and tuck into a tasty takeaway

HomeSteading Freedom

Rekindle Your Roots and Self-Sufficient Skills

How To Make Amazing Happy Bread
July 21, 2016, 1:15 pm

This homemade bread is made in the shape of roses. The great part of this recipe is that you can make the bread with your favorite flavor. The bread sections…

The Sovereign Investor

The Sovereign Investor

All-In for the Internet of Things Tech Trend
July 21, 2016, 12:30 pm

Those with information and an understanding of an idea?s potential bet big. And one big bettor just plunked down $32 billion in an Internet of Things company.

CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News

Coinbase Adds Ethereum
July 21, 2016, 11:19 am

Coinbase adds Ethereum just a day after a historical and highly successful hardfork. Coinbase customers in 32 countries can now easily directly buy, sell store and send eth from their Coinbase account, making a conversion from btc to eth unnecessary, saving money in conversion fees. The ability to buy eth further extends to a new […]

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Urban Survival Site

How to Survive in the City When Disaster Strikes

5 Awesome Uses For Drinking Straws
July 21, 2016, 11:00 am

It’s time for another “uses for” post. Originally I was going to write my own article about the uses for drinking straws, but I didn’t have a very long list, and this video I found sums it up better than I could. It’s by IntenseAngler, and he lists 5 awesome things you can do with […] RSS Feed

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If Melania Trump is a Plagiarist, What was Martin Luther King?
July 21, 2016, 8:57 am

The liberal main-stream media have their knickers in a knot because Melania Trump ?plagiarized? two short paragraphs from Michelle Obama during her speech at the Republican National Convention. However, to support the thesis that liberals are the biggest hypocrites in America, none of the media elite got concerned about the plagiarism of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a conspiracy of silence to protect a liberal icon. Even now, only a few publications will tell the truth about King.


The latest ETF headlines and news you need for informed trading

Biotech ETF Jumps on M&A, Big Earnings Results
July 21, 2016, 8:44 am

The iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) surged Thursday in midday trading, driven by a huge M&A deal and a blockbuster earnings beat. It’s been a rough year for the IBB, which has plunged 17% in 2016. The index fund has been hit by several meltdowns of individual biotech names, but finally receive a couple […]

Homestead Notes

Creating a lifestyle of self-sufficiency, sustenance, and survival

A wearable multi-tool
July 21, 2016, 7:37 am

Now you can wear a multi-tool on your wrist — a multi-tool bracelet. It’s a multi-tool like you’ve never seen and has more tools than you’d probably ever use. is the Leading edge of Knife Discussion.  If you can't find knife information here, it isn't anywhere

SGM Grips for Kimber Micro .380 ( Maple Burl ) NICE!
July 21, 2016, 6:27 am

Hey guys,

I have for sale a really nice pair of Maple Burl grips for a Kimber Micro .380

These grips are like new with no scratches, no dents, no chips or cracks.

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The Burning Platform

I Earned This
July 21, 2016, 5:08 am

American Preppers Network

National family survival and preparedness organization

5 Survival Features to Include in Your Home Bunker
July 21, 2016, 4:51 am

The perfect time to prepare for a disaster is when you?re building a home. When you control the design, you can add as many structural features as you want to protect yourself, including a bunker. Bunkers are extremely useful if an emergency strikes. If a disaster or a violent attack strikes your home, you?ll be […]


The latest ETF headlines and news you need for informed trading

Tesla?s Bold New Plan Includes Trucks, Buses, Ride Sharing, and Home Batteries
July 21, 2016, 4:48 am

CEO Elon Musk of electric car maker Tesla Motors late Wednesday announced a provocative new business plan aimed at diversifying the company’s vehicle offerings, as well as a home-based battery product. Tesla Getting into Heavy-Duty Trucks and Buses? Musk’s bombastic presentation included claims that Tesla will look to produce buses, semi trucks, compact SUVs, and […]


10 Ways Preppers Can Reuse Old Light Bulbs
July 21, 2016, 4:30 am

You have light bulbs in your stockpile, or still use them around the house. Here are easy ways to repurpose them and advance your prepping goals at the same time.

Ethical Technology

Promoting the ethical use of technology to expand human capacities

Danaher Interview on Robot Overlordz Podcast about Algocracy
July 21, 2016, 12:22 am

IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher recently had the pleasure of being a guest on the Robot Overlordz Podcast. It was his fourth time appearing on the show. On this occasion, he was discussed his own podcast (available here for those who don’t know) as well as his Algocracy and Transhumanism project.

You can listen at this link.

American Thinker

Trump?s Answer to Black-on-Cop Murder
July 20, 2016, 10:00 pm

Racial resentment and hostility against white people have been an institution in this country for at least 40 years.

Survival And Prosperity

Protecting and Growing Self and Wealth in These Uncertain Times

Robert Shiller: ?Neither Farmland Nor Housing Has Been A Great Place To Invest Money Over The Long Term?
July 20, 2016, 9:37 pm

Yale University Economics Professor Robert Shiller just torpedoed long-held notions about farmland and residential real estate in this country. The Nobel Prize winner, who correctly-called the dot-com and housing busts of the last decade, penned the following on The New York Times website on July 15: Despite solid price increases over the last few years, […]

The Daily Signal

Policy News, Conservative Analysis and Opinion

Church Fights State Over What It Preaches, Practices on Sexuality and Gender Identity
July 20, 2016, 4:52 pm

A small Iowa church has entered a legal battle with the state government over what the congregation considers censorship of biblical teaching on human sexuality…. Read More

The Bitcoin News ? Decentralised Bitcoin and Crypto News

Bitcoin and Online Gaming: A Blossoming Relationship
July 20, 2016, 4:48 pm

      Read more … source: TheBitcoinNews


Communications for Preppers, Patriots, Redoubters and Partisans

North Korean Numbers Station
July 20, 2016, 4:02 pm

This is a fascinating story, especially given that we use one time pads & numbers strings in much of our non-Amateur Radio training and practice …

The Daily Signal

Policy News, Conservative Analysis and Opinion

Amid Complaints From Parents, Virginia School Board Pauses New Transgender Policy
July 20, 2016, 2:50 pm

After facing significant resistance from parents, a school board in Northern Virginia has decided to temporarily suspend the implementation of new regulations for accommodating transgender… Read More

The Bitcoin News ? Decentralised Bitcoin and Crypto News

Bitcoin Price Watch: Live Trade!
July 20, 2016, 2:49 pm

In this morning?s analysis, or primary focus was a pretty wide range but some tight scalp targets and a real effort to maintain stringent risk management principles. We discussed the volatility that we?ve seen across the last few days in the bitcoin price, and noted that we might see some chop outs if we didn?t

FLI ? Future of Life Institute

Technology is giving life the opportunity to flourish like never before... or to self-destruct.

Op-Ed: If AI Systems Can Be ?Persons,? What Rights Should They Have?
July 20, 2016, 2:30 pm

The last segment in this series noted that corporations came into existence and were granted certain rights because society believed it would be economically and socially beneficial to do so.  There has, of course, been much push-back on that front.  Many people both inside and outside of the legal world ask if we have given […]

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The Bitcoin News ? Decentralised Bitcoin and Crypto News

Bitcoin Crypto Teller Network Adds Dash in Latin America
July 20, 2016, 12:49 pm

Advertised sites are not endorsed by us. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Panamanian crypto-teller machine TigoCTM has added Dash to its roster of cryptocurrencies for sale and purchase over its network in Latin America. With a new partnership, Dash will see its partner TigoCTM, a crypto teller machine company, add

The Daily Signal

Policy News, Conservative Analysis and Opinion

?Back to the Soviet Era?: Putin?s New Law Could Lead to Religious Crackdown
July 20, 2016, 12:47 pm

In signing a new anti-terrorism law, Russian President Vladimir Putin could have authority to crack down on non-government-aligned churches, said Archbishop Andrew (Maklakov), administrator of… Read More

The post ‘Back to the Soviet Era’: Putin?s New Law Could Lead to Religious Crackdown appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Wolfe’s Blog

Learning to do things yourself.

Why Clinton?
July 20, 2016, 11:46 am

Last night I had a long conversation with a friend about how times have changed since I was young, yeah it made me feel really old. One of the things that came up was the fact that we in western civilization have gone through some recent paradigm shifts such as moving from an agricultural paradigm […]

Primal Survivor

Stay Aware, Stay Prepared, Stay Vigilant

Prepper?s Guide to Canned Food Shelf Life
July 20, 2016, 7:04 am

One of the biggest mistakes that beginner preppers make with emergency food storage is forgetting that it can go bad.   Yes, even canned foods can go bad!  The last thing you want to happen after a disaster is to reach for your food stockpiles only to realize they are all inedible.    Here, we will […] RSS Feed

Survival blog covering all aspects of emergency preparedness, prepping and survival, with practical tips for prepping on a budget.

Solar/ hand cranked flashlights, useless or useful?
July 20, 2016, 6:15 am

January 2016, a purchase was made of over 20 solar powered, crank powered and alternative powered hand held lights. These flashlights all underwent extensive testing. This testing included the following steps for my personal use.

SHTF Plan ? When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

London Bankers Plot Bailout Under New Prime Minister: ?Monetary Response to Brexit Shock?
July 20, 2016, 6:00 am

It seems that it is payday for the banksters. The new finance minister called for a monetary response by the Bank of England.”

Modern Survival Blog

Survival Preparedness For Life

Cooking Without Electricity ? Solar Oven Cooker
July 20, 2016, 3:00 am

At least during good weather, especially the summertime, cooking without electricity can be simple and easy while using a solar oven cooker. Over the years I have built several ‘homemade’ solar oven cookers and I have also purchased one (which I still have and still use). It seemed to be one of the better cookers […]

Patriot Direct

Dedicated to Upgrowing

Multi-Purpose Survival Tool
July 20, 2016, 2:27 am

Outdoor enthusiasts are always on the hunt for quality equipment and supplies. Of course, this also includes looking for the best tactical hatchet to suit your needs. However, there are…

Ready Nutrition

5 Ways Coconut Oil Can Bring Out Your Natural Beauty
July 20, 2016, 1:44 am

Most expensive luxury products can be completely replaced with this miracle oil.

Pamela Bofferding is a native Texan who now lives with her husband and sons in New York City. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and playing with her dogs.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published July 20th, 2016

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